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Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan and the Transformation of the Avant-Garde

Alex Kitnick

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226753317
eISBN:
9780226753591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753591.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Marshall McLuhan is best known as a media theorist but he was also an important theorist of art. Though a near-household name for decades due to magazine interviews and TV specials, McLuhan remains ... More


"Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Daniel Kane

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In "Do ... More


You Can Have My Brown Body and Eat It, Too!

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Expanding on the notion of the primal “brown body” mediating gay modernity, this chapter argues that this brown body (frequently, though not exclusively, embodied as “Latino”) mediates gay male ... More


Lights On

Alex Kitnick

in Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan and the Transformation of the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226753317
eISBN:
9780226753591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753591.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines McLuhan's writing on light and electricity and analyzes it alongside contemporary artists' writing on similar topics, especially Robert Rauschenberg. The author unpacks what ... More


Massage, ca. 1966

Alex Kitnick

in Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan and the Transformation of the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226753317
eISBN:
9780226753591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753591.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on McLuhan's concept of "massage," which he understood to mean a form of mass media manipulation. Specifically, it focuses on his record, The Medium Is the Massage (1967). The ... More


Painting

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Unlike the chapter on art in section one, this chapter focuses on figures who do not generally feature in accounts of the history of American Art. It commences with a look at the role of artists ... More


Reflection: efficient causation in art

Tina Rivers Ryanp

in Efficient Causation: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199782185
eISBN:
9780199395583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

One of the central assumptions of Western art is that the artist is the efficient cause of the work of art. One source of this idea is the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, who famously refused to ... More


Visual Culture and Film

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the Kennedy assassination is inseparable from the mass production and consumption of illusory images in postwar American politics and culture, not least because the Camelot White House ... More


The Logic of Registration

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter reads the wildly irregular, typographically idiosyncratic prose pages of Andy Warhol’s notorious a: a novel. Ostensibly the direct, unartificed transcript of a day in the life of ... More


Soup Is an Anagram of Opus

Alva Noë

in Learning to Look: Dispatches from the Art World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190928216
eISBN:
9780197601136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928216.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the Andy Warhol exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2015. In particular, it provides commentary on Warhol's Campbell's soup can paintings. First painted and shown ... More


Andy Warhol, ?-1987

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents an obituary of Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art, who was shot in 1968 by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas. Warhol was arguably ... More


Mass Media Culture

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is an extract from Baudrillard’s The Consumer Society, with an editorial overview


Warhol’s Empire

Noël Carroll

in Philosophy and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190683306
eISBN:
9780190683337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683306.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter provides an interpretation of Andy Warhol’s eight-hour film Empire which excavates some of the philosophical themes that film advances in a way that can be considered to be an instance ... More


James Benning Goes Digital

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

James Benning’s turn from 16mm filmmaking to digital filmmaking after his RR (2007) released the already prolific Benning from his struggles with 16mm film projection and print damage and unleashed a ... More


Dancing queers: Andy Warhol, Fred Herko, and the A-Men

Paisid Aramphongphan

in Horizontal Together: Art, Dance, and Queer Embodiment in 1960S New York

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526148438
eISBN:
9781526166494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148445.00011
Subject:
Art, Art History

As with Smith’s case, this chapter demonstrates the centrality of dance and queer culture in Warhol’s artistic formation during his breakthrough years in the early 1960s. In order to tell this story, ... More


Lou Reed: “In the Beginning Was the Word”

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Lou Reed’s vision of himself as a writer informed his music and lyrics for the Velvet Underground and his solo career. I track how Reed’s engagement with Andy ... More


The Art of Archiving

Gabriella Giannachi

in Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035293
eISBN:
9780262335416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035293.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This Chapter explores how archival methodologies have been used, especially after the 1930s, to generate environmental or process-led artworks and how art has influenced our understanding of what ... More


Pathological Collectibles

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the cultural role that collectibles and their deviations play in the historical development of hoarding as a mental illness. It notes that scientists often refer to hoarding as ... More


Celebrity

Gian Maria Annovi

in Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180306
eISBN:
9780231542708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Three discusses the conditions for the strategic branding of Pasolini’s authorship in the Italian media during the 60s, and his attitude to celebrity culture. In this chapter, I consider the ... More


Warhol’s “What?” (2016)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0019
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines Andy Warhol's foresight regarding the demise of cultural conventions, augmented by the ubiquity of capitalism, advertising, and technology. Many in the 1960s dismissed Warhol as ... More


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